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MG 260 Business Law I
Girvin, Ralph



 

 

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Ralph E. Girvin, J.D.

Ralph.Girvin@Park.edu

564-5803 Ext. 618

975-8051

May 23 – July 15, 2005

M/W 7:40 P.M. – 10:10 P.M.

Fort Bliss, Texas

 


I.       PARK UNIVERSITY VISION

            Park University will be a renowned leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

II.      PARK UNIVERSITY MISSION

 

            The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which

          will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

 

III.    COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction to the law; contracts, agency, employment law and negotiable instruments.  A study of contracts, domestic and international sales law, commercial paper, comparison of social responsibility, legal aspects of selected issues, and the legal environment of business.

 

IV.     COURSE GOALS

 

The goal of this course is for the student to obtain a working knowledge of the business law subjects that will be covered in the class.  In addition, to the substantive law covered in the text, the student will also focus on ethics as applied to the business world.

 

V.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

The student will learn to use the law and the ethics of business law not only in a business setting but also in his/her everyday life.

 

VI.     COURSE ARRANGEMENTS

 

The class will consist of lecture and class discussion and participation.

 

VII.   COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the cases located within the assigned readings.  Discussion of the chapter cases will be part of the lecture and will also be part of the scheduled exams.

 

VIII.  TEXTBOOK LIST

 

West’s Business Law, Text Cases, Legal, Ethical, International and E-Commerce Environment, Ninth Edition, 2002, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.

 

IX.     SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE MATERIAL LIST

 

None

 

X.      CLASS POLICIES

 

Class participation is required.  Students are responsible for completing all reading assignments prior to class.  The Park University policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced.  ACADEMIC HONESTY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

 

XI.     GRADING POLICIES

 

1.  1ST EXAM                    33.3%

2.  2ND EXAM                   33.33%

3.  3RD EXAM                   33.3%

 

XII.   GRADING

 

A……………..90% - 100%

B……………..80% - 89%

C……………..70% - 79%

D……………..60% - 69%

F…………….. Below 60%

 

XIII.  ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

The professor must inform the administrative offices of Park University when a student accumulates two unexcused absences during the course to the semester.  Three unexcused absences may result in the student being withdrawn involuntarily from the class by the administration.  The professor must always approve excused absences.

 

 

XIV.   CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

SESSION       DAY/DATE    ASSIGNMENT                     SUBJECT

 

1.                     Mon 5/23            Chapters 1 & 2                         Introduction to Law and Legal

                                                                                                Reasoning & Courts and ADR

 

2.                     Wed5/25            Chapters 3 &4                          Court Procedures &

Constitutional Authority to

Regulate Business

 

3.                     Mon 5/30          Chapters 5 & 6                         Torts and Strict Liability

 

4.                     Wed 6/1          Chapters 7 & 8                         Intellectual Property &

                                                Review                                     Criminal Law

 

5.                     Mon 6/6          1st EXAM                                Chapters 1-8

                                               

6.                     Wed 6/8          Chapters 9 & 10                        Nature and Terminology

                                                                                                and Agreement

 

7.                     Mon 6/13          Chapters 11 & 12                      Consideration and Capacity

 

8.                     Wed 6/15          Chapters 13, 14 & 15                 Genuineness of Assent, The Statute of Frauds

                                                                                                 and 3rd Party Rights

 

9.                     Mon 6/20          Chapters 16 & 17                      Performance & Discharge and

                                                                                                Breach of Contract

 

10.                    Wed 6/22            Chapters 18 & 19                      Remedies and The Formation of Sales and

                                                & Review                                  Lease Contracts

           

11.                    Mon 6/27            2nd EXAM                               Chapters 9 -19                                                                       

 

12.                    Wed 6/29            Chapters 20 & 21                     Title, Risk and Insurable

Interest & Performance of

Sales Contracts

 

13.                    Mon 7/4          Chapters 22 & 23                      Remedies for Breach of Sales

and Lease Contracts & Sales Warranties

 

14.                    Wed 7/6          Chapters 24 & 25                      Negotiable Instruments

                                                                                               

15.                    Mon 7/11          Final Exam                              Chapters 20-25                                  

                                                                       

16.                    Wed 7/13          Overview of the course

                                                 with a Review of Final Exam